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rain·storm

 (rān′stôrm′)
n.
A storm accompanied by rain.

rainstorm

(ˈreɪnˌstɔːm)
n
(Physical Geography) a storm with heavy rain

rain•storm

(ˈreɪnˌstɔrm)

n.
a storm with heavy rain.
[1810–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rainstorm - a storm with rainrainstorm - a storm with rain      
storm, violent storm - a violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightning
rain, rainfall - water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
equinoctial storm, line storm - a violent rainstorm near the time of an equinox
thundershower - a short rainstorm accompanied by thunder and lightning
Translations
felhőszakadászivatar

rainstorm

[ˈreɪnstɔːm] Naguacero m, chaparrón m

rainstorm

[ˈreɪnstɔːrm] npluie f torrentielle

rainstorm

[ˈreɪnˌstɔːm] ntemporale m, pioggia torrenziale
References in classic literature ?
It was apparently an ordinary autumn rainstorm, but the water which fell upon Jo (who was hardly old enough to be either just or unjust, and so perhaps did not come under the law of impartial distribution) appeared to have some property peculiar to itself: one would have said it was dark and adhesive--sticky.
The rainstorm had ended and the gray mist and clouds had been swept away in the night by the wind.
However, there came a day when I forgot to do this, and, being caught in a rainstorm, before I thought of the danger my joints had rusted, and I was left to stand in the woods until you came to help me.
The stones, in falling, struck against these projections and rebounded from one to another; and the result was a series of pattering sounds that exactly imitated a rainstorm.
For the love of Mike," the fat man chuckled, "if you got caught out in a rainstorm without an umbrella you'd sure drown, wouldn't you?
Perhaps a sudden rainstorm has splashed its fatal moisture upon an unwiped joint.
Chengdu, Ramadan 10, 1434, Jul 19, 2013, SPA -- A new round of rainstorms have pounded southwest China's Sichuan Province over the past two days, flooding townships, disrupting roads and forcing 12,300 people to relocate.
Laurel, Coldwater and Topanga Canyon boulevards were all hit hard during the winter rainstorms.
The project will aim to improve water quality in the Grand and Red Cedar Rivers, which flow through southern Michigan, by improving the quality of water discharged during rainstorms.
Meteorological experts warn that two rounds of fresh rainstorms are expected over the next 10 days, making flood control in the province even more problematic.
2) Jorge Chediak moves a large dead tree limb Saturday to help widen a trail damaged during heavy rainstorms.
Spears began the show during a break between two rainstorms, but the degree of risk to the audience and stage crew associated with the second storm, an electrical storm, made it impossible for the show to continue.